The first day, Saturday I headed to Sanibel, (with storms booming all around us here in Ft. Myers) and sat in the car for over an hour waiting for them to subside. I finally gave in and headed back home, with only a glimpse of the beach...as I crossed over the causeway bridge, I glanced back and saw that finally the clouds had parted, but I was already past the u-turn lane, so alas I headed home....in the rain, without any sand on my feet!
Today was the same story, I headed out with storms around us,
low tide was around 7, I headed out at 5. I waited in the parking lot until the lightning scared me away, headed to Jerry's, a local supermarket with parking underneath and stayed until it calmed down a bit, and went back to Gulfside city park in the rain. I walked out and peeked at the beach and there were storms all around, but it looked fairly safe....at least for now! It was just past low tide...
I decided to stay close and not go on my normal long walk, I just needed a little bit of beach therapy, and I could get back to the safety of the car pretty quickly!
Instantly I found the therapy I needed.....first look showed many live sand dollars burrowing in the sand....
...and I saw several live Lightning whelks.....
Love seeing these live guys!
I soon found a couple of treasures to keep.....a tiny scallop
....and a Flat Scallop, a fairly rare find....this is only my third flat in 20 years, and it's the largest!
I found a few shells, while also keeping an eye on the sky....
I spotted a rainbow!!
I managed to find several, luckily these guys didn't break when they were stepped on by someone in the soft mud!!
I managed to find quite a few white tellins and couple of rose tellins, and also got to watch the sunset....along with a Great Blue Heron!
Doesn't this just make you say.....Ahhhhhh!!!? It certainly works for me!!
I only have a couple more evenings to try to catch the low tide, we'll see how I do dodging the storms! Stay Tuned!!